ZÜRICH — December 10, 2020 — Osmotex has developed the Osmotex Steriliser Technology that can make textiles and personal items virus and bacteria free. The company has now launched the first series of masks for early adopters at the crowdfunding platform Indiegogo. With the Covid-19 outbreak and other virus infections, the market for sterilizing facemasks and personal items is increasing and Osmotex considers its solution a real breakthrough.
“With the Covid-19 pandemic, we saw new opportunities for our proprietary osmosis technology. To help make surfaces virus and bacteria free, we have developed the Osmotex Steriliser Technology which we are working to rapidly bring to the market,” said Joacim Holter, chairman of the board at Osmotex.
“In addition to the very high sterilizing effect, the most important benefit of the technology is the fact that the effective sterilizing happens within a few minutes, says Holter.
Osmotex Steriliser Technology is a unique and ground-breaking technology based on Osmotex’ core commercialized technology, electronically controlled moisture migration in fabrics based on an electro-osmotic and electro-chemical process. By applying an electric puls, the Osmotex Steriliser technology effectively sterilize the textile and any objects in direct contact within minutes. The technology is already proven to have a strong sterilizing effect.
“Over the past months, we have worked hard with intensive testing to further develop the technology. Internal tests have continuously shown instances of disinfecting agents able to exterminate virus and bacteria, and independent studies from the Zürich University for Applied sciences (ZHAW) confirm a 99.999-percent efficacy on virus and 100-percent efficacy on bacteria,” Holter said.
The technology stimulates a controlled interaction of moisture and electric pulses which form the highly disinfecting compounds Ozone (O3) and Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2). The compounds are broadly used for sterilization in different industries and medical treatment and cause an active anti-viral and anti-bacterial effect inside and on the surface of a textile.
The first product with the Osmotex Steriliser technology integrated are re-usable facemasks. Additionally, Osmotex plan for launching textile bags for sterilization of personal items. The applications will be re-usable and driven solely with moisture and an electric pulse. There are no chemicals added and the technology is environmentally friendly. The facemask will consist of Osmotex Steriliser textile with a N95 filter added for extra safety, electronic connectors and a control-box with rechargeable battery.
Being based on electrochemical reactions also opens up the development for new functionalities and applications. As a result, Osmotex will explore how the technology can be applied in other industries in the future. Including other touch-surfaces, such as seats and interior in public transport and sheets and mattresses to hospitals and hotels in the long term.
Posted December 10, 2020
Source: Osmotex AG